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Impact Program Evaluation and Hypothesis Testing

  1. Using Table 11.1 in Chapter 11 of your text, consider the three factors of frequency, issues, and attribution of outcomes, how would you define what the Center Director was attempting to accomplish?
  2. If the experimental group children had scored the same or worse than the comparison group, what information would you need to determine if the program represented theory failure or program failure? What figure represents the “counterfactual” in this example?
  3. Which of the major threats to internal validity were controlled for in this impact program evaluation?
  4. Do you think that a 10-point improvement of the children’s scores was worth the change in the new curriculum? Support your response using your text.